About Us

​Startup Victoria is Australia’s largest startup community, with over 60,000 people.

From first-time founders to high-performing pros, we’re proud to serve startups in Victoria by providing world-class founder support services. As a member-driven organisation, we serve four main groups; future founders, founders, scaleup founders and the community (investors, accelerators, startup professional service providers, government policy writers, etc.). 

We create opportunities for people to grow personally and professionally through regular startup events and content. Startup Vic is a non-Government, not-for-profit entity. We are funded by our members to remain independent & founder focussed.


Our Vision.

We know Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities. We believe in a future where Melbourne and all of Victoria is one of the best places in the world to build high-growth tech startups.

Our Mission.

We support founder success. We work with our partners—co-working spaces, investors, accelerators, government, and professional startup service providers—to aggregate resources and information and share it with our members—startups and founders here in Victoria.

Our Action.

We expose you to professional & personal development opportunities, network building, and investor engagement. Not only that, but we shine the spotlight on the diverse range of founders and startups here in Victoria and share news and information that benefits you.


Our Story.

In 2014, a few startup founders began a Meetup group that grew until events composed of hundreds of local founders and amazing guest speakers. From this, Startup Victoria was born: a not-for-profit organisation that exists to create more founders and better founders. We’re a grassroots founder community of over 60,000 people working together to foster a world-class startup ecosystem.